SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A candlelight vigil is planned for Chi Cheng, the bassist of the Grammy-winning rock band Deftones who died after struggling to recover from serious injuries suffered in a car crash more than four years ago.

The Sacramento Bee reports the 42-year-old Cheng died early Saturday.

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Cheng's mother, Jeanne Marie Cheng, wrote on the One Love for Chi website that her son was taken to an emergency room when his heart stopped.

Cheng was ejected from a car that collided head-on with another vehicle on Nov. 4, 2008, in Santa Clara.

The newspaper says Cheng had been in a coma, but had recently shown some signs of improvement.

Cheng played on five albums by the Sacramento-based Deftones.

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A candlelight vigil is planned for Sunday evening at Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Plaza.